CASTINE—The Maine Maritime Academy Varsity Sailing Team placed seventh out of 10 teams in the Port of Los Angeles Harbor Cup, a Cal Maritime Invitational Intercollegiate Regatta hosted by the Los Angeles Yacht Club. The race brings together 10 top offshore sailing teams to race identical Catalina 37s. Californina Maritime raced to a first-place finish in the competition.
Traveling with the MMA team is Sailing Master Capt. Cullen Teel. Meeting the team in San Pedro is newly hired sailing coach, Charles Barclay. Barclay is originally from the East Coast, but currently lives in Hawaii and is head coach of the 17-member scholastic sailing team at Mid-Pacific Institute in Honolulu. Regarding his move to Maine and taking on the sailing coach position at MMA, Barclay said, “In support of the next generation of mariners and yachtsmen I am excited to be heading to Maine Maritime Academy.”
The MMA team includes Steven Bell ’16, Joseph Farrin ’15, Rinchen Harrison ’15, Alison Mitchell ’16, Isaac Parker ’18, Benjamin Sturmer ’18, and Annika Zayac ’17.